Rafael E. Cañas

"El buen liderazgo es el que inspira a hacerse seguir, sin necesidad de hacerse sentir..." -Rafael E. Cañas-.

 Born 1971. Admitted to bar 1994, Costa Rica. Notary Public,1994.

EDUCATION: Stanford University (LL.M., 2008); Yale University (Management Program for Lawyers, 2005); University of Costa Rica (Juris Doctor, Academic Honors, 1994).

MEMBERSHIPS: Costa Rican Bar Association; Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce; Costa Rican International Law Association; International Commission of Jurists, Costa Rica Chapter; International Who's Who of Professionals; Entrepreneurs' Organization.

CAREER: Founding Partner, Sfera Legal (2012-today); Founding Partner, Facio Abogados (2000-2012); Partner, Guardia, Cubero & Facio (1994-2000); Recipient, Latin America's Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners Latin America, 2009-present; President, Lincoln School Alumni Association, 2005; Degree Exams Jury, Autonomous University of Central America, 1994; Official Translator and Interpreter, appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1993.

LANGUAGES: Spanish & English.

PRACTICE AREAS: Complex Real Estate Transactions and Development, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax and Estate Planning, and Private Equity.

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